New Orleans Magazine - June 2012

Art to See at NOMA

“Portrait of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France,” 1788, By Elisabeth Vigeé-Lebrun At the recent opening of “Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III” at NOMA, chef Leah Chase said, “We’ve got some mighty women in this city!” Elisabeth Vigeé-Lebrun…

Happening App

History surrounds us in New Orleans. For people who use smartphone apps, there’s a new tool that helps reveal some of the details that might be just around the corner. The app is called It Happened Here, and it was…

New Places, Old Spaces, Familiar Faces

Remember when we had that unseasonably cool weather in April? Remember that? It is all over now, my friends. We will be sticky and sweaty until October, if not longer. Fortunately, we can assuage our worries by dining out. Here…

Peter Fos

When the announcement was made last December that University of New Orleans had a new president, Dr. Peter Fos, it was like a big hurdle had been jumped. After 18 months without permanent leadership (though there was an acting chancellor/interim…

What Mt. Etna Gave the World

Because of the wind, our tour guide announced, we wouldn’t be able to take a cable car up Mount Etna. I was glad. As apprehensive as I was about this trek up the Sicilian volcano, Italy’s largest, I especiallywas especially…

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Summer In the Swamp

The stillness of a night lit only by a crescent moon has made many an interloper doubt his courage and sanity. The slow movement of the black water pushes the pirogue, but not in any particular direction – or maybe…

Letters

Memorializing Clay Shaw RE: “What To Do With The World Trade Center,” Speaking Out column. April 2012 issue. In response to your timely editorial “What To Do With The World Trade Center,” it would be the start of righting a…

Anyone for a Cuppa?

CC’s Coffee House, multiple local locations, CCsCommunityCoffeeHouse.com Perhaps it has something to do with the Olympics being held in London this year, or maybe it’s because we’re all looking for something light and refreshing to drink; either way, CC’s Coffee…

What to Call the Hornets

When the city’s first NBA franchise was mercilessly yanked from here and sent to Utah, our bitterness was intensified by the decision that the relocated team would keep not only the New Orleans squad’s Mardi Gras-themed colors, but also the…

Brides Say No to The Cake and Yes to Mini Desserts

Palate New Orleans, 8220 Willow St., 864-2990, PalateNewOrleans.com Palate New Orleans, catering events big and small, is often at the forefront of new gastronomic trends, so it’s no surprise that they’re talking about a growing number of brides eschewing the…

Channeling Satchmo

Are you Errol?” the man sitting at a table next to the sidewalk side of Café Du Monde asked me. With him were three Vietnamese  documentary filmmakers. “Yes,” I answered. “How could you tell?” “You looked like you were looking…

Fishing for Confidence

It isn’t unusual for Louisiana dishes to come with their own stories, maybe about who came up with the recipes or how they got their names. When those dishes call for seafood, however, some of the main ingredients can now…

The Trouble With Zombies

The more you tell people that you’re not crazy, the crazier you sound. Which is probably why I’ll never be able to convince my sister-in-law Gloriosa that I ain’t taken leave of my senses. I blame it on the vampires…

Unfinished Sentences

 “Forgiveness will be extremely difficult … as long as you all continue to lie.”         – Danziger Bridge survivor Lance Madison to convicted former New Orleans policemen Kenneth R. Bowen, Robert Gisevius, Robert Faulcon, Anthony Villavaso and Arthur “Archie” Kaufman,…

Spices Every New Orleanian Should Have

We asked some local professionals to share some ideas from their fields. Here they are. Our way of adding spice to the conversations, speaking of which… In the kitchen at Galatoire’s Restaurant, we focus on quality product and fine cooking…

HEALTHBEAT

• Dr. R. Adam Noel, associate professor of pediatrics at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, is a pediatric GI specialist who practices at Children’s Hospital and has been on a mission to warn parents of the danger of swallowing…